They jumped…and jumped…and jumped – nonstop for two consecutive minutes. A total of 20,425 Boys & Girls Club members, staff and volunteers jumped their way to officially breaking the Guinness World Record for Star Jumps (Jumping Jacks).
The news comes after months of anticipation since the record-breaking attempt occurred last spring as part of a nationwide effort by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to have the most people doing Star Jumps in multiple venues simultaneously for two minutes. It was announced Friday, Oct. 7.
The jumping occurred at exactly 6:30 p.m. EDT at 362 Boys & Girls Clubs through BGCA’s Triple Play program. This program, supported by founding sponsor Coca-Cola and the WellPoint Foundation, encourages kids to eat a balanced diet, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships.
“Young people living healthy, active lifestyles puts them on a pathway to a great future,” said Roxanne Spillett, president and CEO, BGCA. “We take great pride in the thousands of participants who took the world record challenge seriously and helped Boys & Girls Clubs break this record.”
For more information about how you can involve your children in programs like Triple Play, use the “Find a Club” feature at www.bgca.org.